Cost of Shipping a Container to Palau

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Palau?

Palau Container Shipping Cost
Palau Container Shipping Cost

Many people spend more than they should on shipping containers overseas. If you want to keep your expenses to a minimum, hire a reputable shipping company like us, Three Men And A Truck.

We are offering services that streamline your logistics needs. We can move your cargo anywhere in the world, including Palau.

But how much does it cost to ship containers abroad? There’s no clear answer to this because different factors affect the shipping cost.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

A number of things are influencing the overall cost of shipping. Some of them are the following:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Taxes and Custom fees
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage

Those factors affect your expenses. However, your costs are primarily determined by the properties of your cargo, its destination, and mode of transit.

In addition to that, the time you send your cargo will also have an impact on the entire cost.

Ports in Palau are going to be busy between July and December because these are the months when people are visiting this country. Expect a small rise in the shipping fee if you’re shipping a container during these months.

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me?  

You can use a 20-foot or 40-foot container to send your items to Palau.

The correct option depends on the characteristics of your shipment. For example, a 20-foot container can store 200 full-sized beds or 50 refrigerators, whereas a 40-foot container has twice the capacity.

Despite having more capacity, it doesn’t mean that the cost of a 40-foot container is more expensive.

The reason for that is because the cost varies depending on your shipment mode. Also, you have the option of choosing between FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less Than Container Load) shipments.

In FCL, you will pay for the entire container. The moving company will transport it even if it’s not full. In LCL, you’re going to share the storage space and cost of using the container.

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Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Palau of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$375
40 ft Container$445

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Palau.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$45/CBM
Personal Effects$460
Household Goods$655
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Palau services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$450
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1585
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1785
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2185

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Palau via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv’s, boats, RV’s, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1160
SUV (Container)$1285
Sedan via RORO$690
SUV via RORO$740

Different Types of Freight Transportation

Different types of freight transportation include air freight, sea freight, road (truck) freight, and rail freight transit.

Land freight is the most cost-effective option. It transports your container to a new location by using roads and rails. Despite its low cost, this is not usually the best choice because it is confined to locations accessible by road or train.

With that said, choose between air and sea freight to move your cargo to Palau. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of them, so make sure to choose one that suits your needs.

Air freight is an option if you need the container sent quickly. It would just take a few days for delivery, but it would cost a lot of money.

Meanwhile, sea freight would be the best option if you want to save money. But take note that this mode of shipment is slower than air freight. Your belongings may reach their destination within a few days or weeks.

What’s Next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to Palau, your next move is to contact us! We’ll give you a free quote then we can start packing your things.

You can call us at (888) 908-6496 or send us an email at info@threemenandatruck.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Difference between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

Shipping taxes are taxes imposed on all shipping transactions. It affects both importation and exportation. Shipping taxes are a reflection of the taxes a country applies to business transactions. They are fixed and independent of the type of items being shipped. They are also used to generate revenue. Shipping duties are fees placed on specific imports. They are placed to protect the economy of a country by increasing the price of certain imports, thereby, encouraging domestic patronage of that product or its alternatives. Shipping duties are also a way of increasing revenue.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof?

Yes, shipping containers are waterproof. All modern shipping containers have seals that keep water out. They have to be made this way since they are primarily transported over oceans. However, as they age, they may lose their seals and become more susceptible to water intake. So, if you want a watertight container, inspect it properly to ensure you are getting one with its seals intact.

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, and an NVOCC?

● A freight forwarder is a company, firm, or individual that handles all the documentation and monitoring of cargo on behalf of a shipper. A freight forwarder takes the responsibility of ensuring shipped items get to the destination with the proper documentation and as quickly as is possible.

● A Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier is a company or firm that offers transportation services without owning a ship or vessel. An NVOCC can issue its bill of lading to shippers. They rent portions of the hauls of carriers and ship their products as if they are shippers.

● A broker is an agent that mediates the transactions between carriers and shippers. Brokers usually operate in situations where the carrier doesn’t want to conduct business transactions directly with the shippers.

What is the Maximum Weight That Can Be Loaded into a Container?

The maximum weight that can be loaded into a container depends on the type of container and the load. The weight of any cargo has to be evenly distributed in a container to prevent points of pressure from forming. This can lead to damage to the floor or walls of the container. Putting this into consideration, the most common maximum weight that can be loaded into a 20ft container is 44,000 lbs. while for a 40ft container, it is 67,000lbs. However, check the sticker on the door of the container to confirm its maximum weight.

What Insurance is Good for My Cargo?

There is compulsory insurance that most carriers have to offer. However, this insurance doesn’t offer much in terms of liability. This is because the premium that is paid is quite little. If the items you are shipping are very basic and can be easily replaced, you might stick with this option but if the shipment is going to be sold, consider getting better insurance. It might cost more but it will provide better cover against damage, loss, or theft of your cargo.

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs on Palau?

It takes a minimum of 5 days for cargo to be cleared by customs in Palau. Most times, however, due to complicated documentation, this is usually extended further. Peak shipping periods and weather constraints can also affect clearance times.

Why Do FCL and LCL Shipments Have Different Transit Times?

FCL shipments have shorter transit times than LCL shipments. This is because FCL shipments are easier to clear and they have a single destination. An FCL cargo belongs to a single client and so has a single set of documentation and a single destination. LCL, on the other hand, is a shipment where the contents of a container belong to different clients. This means that there are several sets of documents and several destinations. This extends the transit time of LCL.

Which Documents Are Necessary When Shipping to Palau?

Entry of imported items should be declared only upon presentation to the Director or his designees of a declaration form, a non-negotiable copy of the bills of lading, or, its equivalent and vendors’ invoices covering all merchandise arriving on one vessel and consigned to one consignee with relevant packing lists. An importer will sign an Entry Declaration stating that, under penalty of perjury, the vendors’ invoices are true and correct and that no alterations or changes have been made.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Palau?

Weapons of any kind including but not restricted to arms and ammunition are prohibited and cannot be shipped under any circumstances into the country.

What Kind of Taxes, Duties, and/or Fees Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to Palau?

Shipping tariffs in Palau are based on the items being imported and they range from 0-15%. For certain luxury items, however, tariffs may go as high as 120%.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Men And A Truck can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Palau:

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Cyprus to Palau
Czech Republic to Palau
Denmark to Palau
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Dominica to Palau
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East Timor to Palau
Ecuador to Palau
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El Salvador to Palau
Equatorial Guinea to Palau
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Fiji to Palau
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Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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